Saturday, April 05, 2008


Hi Everyone,
Last Wednesday we had a nasty dust storm, the weather
forecast was high winds and rain,
we had high winds and a bad dust storm.
I got inside quickly and shut all windows and doors as the air was thick with dust.
Then the sky turned brown,Day into night.
Tonight a few photo's
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Heading home: to get the washing in before the storm hits

click to enlarge photo's
Standing outside my home looking towards lake as the storm gets closer

After the storm had passed everything just covered in thick dust

Just look at the pool Im glad the pool blanket ( Cover )was on

I took this photo next afternoon as the wind stopped.

I dont know how Harry, The pool man is going to get the cover of without all the dust falling in the water, Harry came every 2 weeks over summer months to maintain and clean pool now swimming is over till next summer he comes in monthly.

Today the storm has passed and you can see the lake .



Blogger Susie said...

That dust storm certainly left a mess didn't it! I bet the air is hard to breathe when that happens.
So glad to hear you got good test results from the doctor!

April 07, 2008 2:23 am  
Blogger Penless Thoughts said...

Really strange weather cycles this year. While you were having dust we had 10" of rain in two days!!

April 07, 2008 8:17 am  
Blogger meggie said...

We were lucky we didnt get that wind, & of course no dust either. We had heavy rain today, but it seems to have passed quickly. I hope some of it got out west.

April 07, 2008 5:28 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Jan ~~ Great photos showing the dust etc. I feel sorry for the people who have just got their power back on after so many days. Losing food from their freezers etc. Glad you liked "Keep Your Fork" telling us the best is yet to come. Hope you enjoyed the indoor bowling and then playing Bowls with Gwen. Glad you spoke to Peter and I am so glad he flew. Although,
that means we won't see him when this is all over, as we would have, had he driven.Nice to see some sunshine again. Take care dear friend, Love, Merle.

April 07, 2008 6:43 pm  
Blogger UP said...

Why the dust storm? Are there a lot of farms and tilled fields around?

April 07, 2008 11:22 pm  
Blogger smilnsigh said...

That had to be scary!

And I suppose this means that you continue to have drought. -sigh-


April 08, 2008 1:43 am  
Blogger Gledwood said...

... so it passed overnight?... I'd have LOVED to have seen photos through your patio windows... what does it look like? Muddy waters swirling by for hours and hours?...??

April 08, 2008 2:36 am  
Blogger Alice said...

I remember reading about dust storms in "The Thorn Birds." I didn't realize they still happened in these modern times though.

April 08, 2008 5:53 am  
Blogger PEA said...

Oh wow, I've never seen a dust storm before! I didn't realize that was a natural occurrence in your part of the world! I can't get over the mess it leaves behind...are you still dusting??? lol Take care my friend! xoxo

April 08, 2008 6:16 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

I was riding with William in Kansas during a dust storm. Those things are awful! Dust was on everything in felt embedded in my skin. Wish you could wisk your pool here for your winter. I am sure the grandkids would take good care of it for you. :)

April 08, 2008 7:20 am  
Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said...

That was some wicked dust storm ... we drove through it on the way from Mildura to Horsham on Wednesday ... and the dust going through the Mallee was ridiculous ... see photos on my blog !!

Hoe you are well, Jeanette, and keeping out of mischief.

Take care, hugs, Meow

April 08, 2008 4:45 pm  
Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my goodness...yes, it was a dust storm alright. I am amazed at the first photo that you happened to get while out driving. Whoa. Incredible.

It's had to get this straight in my head that your swimming days are over for the, it's just beginning.

Hope the dust didn't accumulate in your house much. And didn't fill your lungs.

April 08, 2008 10:38 pm  
Blogger rusty in miami said...

Hi Jan that is nasty, I am sure the clean up was a lot of work. We have a lot of sand in Florida but we don’t get storms like that.

April 09, 2008 10:17 am  
Blogger Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

It has been SO long since being in a dust storm of any kind... I hated those things when they did happen but I lived in Toronto, NSW and you never really had them there... though I do recall small ones... when there were bushfires nearby we would get layers of ash everywhere... love the 'street' photos... just reminds me of home... guess I am feeling homesick again... take care

April 09, 2008 10:35 pm  
Blogger Jim said...

That is a mess, Jan. It must be teriblly dry for that much dust to kick up. When I lived in El Paso, Texas (five years), we experienced sand storms. That fine sand sifted in through the tiniest cracks. It would ruin a car finish, just like a sandblasting.

Thank you for the visit and comment. Hardly any of those people live in the RVs unless they are literally on the road. Some people on Galveston Bay live in/on their boats as well. I will not post much again before our holiday starting next Monday.

April 10, 2008 4:14 am  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi again Jan ~~ Just a quick note to say I left an award for you last night. I hope you enjoy it. Take care, Love, Merle.

April 10, 2008 7:32 pm  
Blogger Pamela said...

we get dust storms in our little corner of the state.

I wish I had a swimming pool that needed protection from one.

April 11, 2008 12:59 am  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Jen. We've never experienced a dust storm in our area. I could see the the brewing storm in the first two shots. Oh my, the storm left a mess. It's a good thing the pool was covered.

Glad the storm is over. Take care.

April 11, 2008 1:38 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Hi Jen, great photos! We got a fair bit of dust, probably the tail end of the dust storm after it had whipped up all the topsoil from you poor country people! You didn't mention uprooted trees though - did you escape that wind?
Thank you for your award!

April 13, 2008 10:35 pm  

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